India women wrestler Vinesh Phogat has defeated Russia’s Ekaterina Poleshchuk and won gold at Yasar Dogu International in the 53kg category. Phogat beat her Russian opponent 9-5 in the final match to bag the gold medal. Phogat was the third wrestler to win gold in the women’s competition for India. Earlier, Seema (50kg) and Manju (59kg) triumphed in their respective category.
In the men’s freestyle, Rahul Aware (61kg) had clinched his first career Ranking Series title with a tactical 4-1 victory over Munir Aktas of Turkey. Utkarsh Kale had won bronze in the same category. Deepak Punia settled for silver in the 86kg after losing the final to Azerbaijan’s Aleksandr Gostiyev 2-7. Sumit added to India’s tally by winning a bronze in the 125kg.